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EVENT (Nov 10): The hosts of the Films of the Future podcast are back with a new podcast where they review films that feature pizza. For their premiere live episode, Alan Metoskie (FOX’s The Exorcist) and Kendall Bruns (U.S. Pizza Museum Founder & Director) will discuss Loverboy (1989), starring Patrick Dempsey as a college sophomore and pizza delivery boy that gets seduced by an older woman.
EVENT (Nov 3): Voted second-favorite “Best Literary Event” in the Chicago Reader, Miss Spoken is bringing a boy-girl live lit pizza party to the U.S. Pizza Museum.
EVENT (10/27): Think you have the best pizza costume this Halloween? Pit yourself against fellow pizza enthusiasts at the U.S. Pizza Museum’s Spooky Pizza Party and costume contest.
EVENT (Apr 22): The U.S. Pizza Museum will be presenting a GreenBox Pizza Box Art Contest as part of the 3rd Annual Chicago Pizza Summit at Thalia Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, pizza lovers gathered at Paulie Gee’s Logan Square to draw on GreenBox pizza boxes in a competition for prizes from Galerie F and tickets to the sold out 3rd Annual Chicago Pizza Summit presented by Old Style Beer and Empty Bottle Presents. First prize winners were Shelly Loke, for her "OctoPIE... Continue Reading →
Learn about the history of pizza in Chicago and beyond in the Franklin Gallery on the third floor of the Niles Public Library District from February 1–March 31, 2017. The exhibition will explain what defines Chicago pizza styles and how they relate to regional styles throughout the United States. New and vintage items from the U.S. Pizza Museum... Continue Reading →
Pizza in the United States is deeply embedded into the nation’s culinary consciousness, from thin crust in New York to wood fired in San Francisco, and of course, no where more fervently than Chicago, from it's iconic deep-dish to more recent Neapolitan incarnations. Join U.S. Pizza Museum Founder, Kendall Bruns for a conversation with Dave... Continue Reading →
The U.S. Pizza Museum will display items from our permanent collection in an installation in The Whistler Storefront Gallery in Logan Square from July 18–October 2, 2016. An opening party on Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm launches the show, with free pizza from Father & Son Restaurant, while supplies last. Chicago rapper and pizza enthusiast, ShowYouSuck, will perform followed by... Continue Reading →
Dimo's Pizza Box Dimo's Pizza Chicago, IL, circa 2015 10.875 in. x 11.375 in. x 2.125 in. U.S. Pizza Museum Collection Acquisition Date: 07/24/2015 ID: USPM0170 Dimo's Pizza has two locations in Chicago, one in Wrigleyville and the other at "Six Corners" in Wicker Park. Besides pizza they champion three community causes: education, the arts, and bicycle... Continue Reading →